Modeling the Effect of Weirs on Reservoir Releasesby Adrienne Nemura, Virginia State Water Control Board, Richmond, VA, USA,
Abstract: A computer model was developed to examine the influence of weirs on the rise of water levels and increases in velocities from reservoir releases. The model allows for investigation of different weir geometries and placements and the effectiveness of these weirs when subjected to various boundary conditions. The model was applied to a 21 mile stretch of the New River between Claytor Lake Dam, near Radford, Virgina, and Big Falls near McCoy, Virginia.
Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Weirs | Reservoirs | Computer models | Water level | Water-based recreation | Boundary conditions | Fluid velocity | North America | Virginia | United States
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